There’s just something inviting about a body of blue water that makes us want to plunge into its depths when we see one. It’s like returning into a lover’s embrace; after all, research has long found that being in or near water makes us happier.
Undoubtedly, a well-designed pool provides not only a cooling refuge but also a temporal escape from the clutches of the horrid sweltering summers—a point that’s especially pertinent to tropic dwellers like you and me. A quick casual poll with the Esquire Singapore team reveals that we are religious “pool b*tches”, quoted by our lifestyle writer, Joy Ling. “It’s definitely a huge deciding factor when I book accommodations when I travel,” she mused.
Which is why we’ve set out to find the best in Asia—and no, these aren’t not your average pools. We’ve curated and compiled 50 of the finest in the region (special thanks to our partners: Small Luxury Hotels, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and more with this list) for your convenience. It’s like a Tinder for bodies… of water. All you need to do is to swipe (left or right) and hopefully one might tickle your fancy.